How to set up your Sonos speaker with AirPlay 2


How to set up your Sonos speaker with AirPlay 2

Sonos Beam

Now that Sonos supports AirPlay 2, you might be wondering how to get your smart speakers to work with Siri on your iPhone or HomePod. The first step is to update everything. Then you can connect your Sonos speakers to your Home app. Here’s how.

  • Which Sonos speakers are compatible with AirPlay 2?
  • Update your Sonos app and then your Sonos speaker
  • Play audio from your iPhone using AirPlay
  • Add your Sonos speaker to the Home App
  • Ask Siri to play music through your Sonos speaker

Which Sonos speakers are compatible with AirPlay 2?

Not all Sonos speakers are created equal. Only four speakers in the Sonos line natively support AirPlay 2.

That being said, if you have one of the above-listed speakers, you can connect it to one of your non-AirPlay 2 supported speakers and it will play music alongside it with the AirPlay 2 one sending the instructions to the others.

Update your Sonos app and then your Sonos speaker

If you haven’t already done so, you’ll need to update your Sonos app to version 9.0. If you’re brand new to the Sonos family and have never downloaded the Sonos Controller app before, when you go to download the app, it will already be at version 9.0.

How to update apps on iPhone and iPad

Once you’ve updated the Sonos Controller app to version 9.0 or higher, you’ll find the notification to update your speaker when you launch the app.

  1. Launch the Sonos Controller app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the More tab. It looks like three dots.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Online Updates.

    In the Sonos app tap More, then tap Settings, then tap Online Updates

The Sonos app will communicate with your speaker and update its software to the latest version with support for AirPlay2.

Play audio from your iPhone using AirPlay

Once your Sonos speaker is connected to AirPlay, it will appear in the AirPlay playback section of Now Playing widget in Control Center.

  1. On iPhone X, swipe down from the top right corner of the screen, or on all other iPhone devices, swipe up from the bottom bezel onto the screen to bring up Control Center.
  2. Tap the speaker selection button on the Now Playing Widget.

    Swipe to launch Control Center, then tap the speaker selection button in the Now Playing widget

  3. Tap the AirPlay button.
  4. Tap your Sonos speaker (and any other AirPlay speaker you’d like to send audio to).

    Tap the AirPlay button, then select your speaker

Add your Sonos speaker to the Home App

If you want to get the most out of your AirPlay 2 connection, you’re going to want to use Siri to control playback of your Sonos speaker (you can use both Siri and Alexa with AirPlay 2 supported Sonos speakers). To connect your Sonos speaker with Siri, you’ll need to add it to the Home app.

  1. Launch the Home app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the Add button in the upper right corner. It looks like a plus symbol.
  3. Tap Add Accessory.
  4. Use the 8-digit code that came with the startup instructions for your Sonos speaker. If you don’t have the code anymore, tap Don’t have a Code or Can’t Scan? and then tap the Sonos speaker to wake it up. The sync should happen automatically. If it still doesn’t connect, follow the steps to troubleshoot adding an accessory.

  5. Once the Sonos speaker is connected, rename the room it’s assigned to by default to the room name you gave it when you set up the speaker.
  6. Turn on Include in Favorites to make sure it shows up on the first page of the Home app whenever you open it.

    Rename the speaker, turn on Include in Favorites

Ask Siri to play music through your Sonos speaker

Now that your Sonos speaker is in the Home app, you can ask Siri to play music through it.

Siri can be a bit testy with Sonos speakers, especially when you’ve got a HomePod in the same room. The key is to identify specifically which speaker or speakers you want to play music from.

“Hey, Siri. Play Hobo Johnson from the Play One” or something similar.

Confirm the name you gave your Sonos speaker in the Home app. By default, it will just be called “Speaker,” so you may need to rename it something more specific. I tried calling my Sonos Beam “Lightsaber” but Siri didn’t understand what I was saying and wouldn’t play directly to the Sonos speaker. I ended up naming it “Beam,” and Siri seems to be able to understand that word better (though it still doesn’t understand every time).

If you want to play music through multiple AirPlay supported speakers in the same room, make sure they are all listed in the same location in the Home app.

“Hey, Siri. Play my workout playlist in the Living Room” or similar.

You can also have Alexa pause, skip ahead, and rewind music that you started playing from Siri and vice-versa.

I’ve found that both Alexa and Siri work about 70% of the time when I ask one virtual assistant to start playing music and then the other to adjust it. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty fun when it works.

Any questions?

Do you have any questions about setting up your Sonos speaker with AirPlay 2? Put them in the comments and I’ll help you out.

iPhone & iPad: How to use Do Not Disturb for Messages


iPhone & iPad: How to use Do Not Disturb for Messages

Whether you’re in a group iMessage or SMS, the notifications can be insane at times. In certain situations, you don’t want to leave the group, especially when its family, but at the same time you don’t want to keep getting spammed with notifications. So, there’s the next best thing: Do Not Disturb for individual message threads.

DND for Messages lets you mute individual threads without muting all of your incoming notifications. Follow along as we walk you through how to enable DND for individual message threads.

iPhone & iPad: How to use Do Not Disturb for Messages

  1. Open the Messages app on iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap into the message thread in question.
  3. In iOS 11 or earlier tap the i icon in the top right. In iOS 12 or later, tap the avatars at the top to show more details and then tap info.
  4. Flip the switch next to Hide Alerts.

DND for Messages is a great tool if there’s a specific thread (single or group) that is sending way too many notifications while you’re busy. Unlike leaving a group message, you can still reply and interact after enabling this feature.

For more help getting the most out of your Apple devices, check out our how to guide as well as the following articles:


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How to Find All Hosts on Network with nmap


How to Find All Hosts on Network with nmap

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Many advanced users often need to find and list all hosts on a network, often for IP discovery, connecting to a remote machine, or some other system administration or network admin purpose. One of the easiest ways to find all hosts and the host IP addresses on a network is by using the nmap command line tool.


Nmap is compatible with every major operating system including Mac OS, Windows, and Linux, and though it does not come preinstalled by default in MacOS you can either and then install nmap (brew install nmap), or you can without a package manager. Thus we’re going to focus on using nmap to find and list all hosts on a network, and we’re assuming you already have nmap on your particular Mac. If you can not use nmap for whatever reason, you may find instead as an alternative solution.

Ready to list all hosts IP addresses on a network with nmap? It’s easy, here’s all you need to do:

  1. Launch the Terminal if you have not done so already
  2. Enter the following command string, replacing your network IP and range as appropriate:
  3. nmap -sn 192.168.1.0/24

  4. Hit Return and wait a moment or two to see the detected hosts on the network

Command output of nmap may look something like the following, where host IP addresses of found devices and hardware on the network are detected and displayed:

% nmap -sP 192.168.1.0/20
Starting Nmap ( https://nmap.org ) at 2022-06-15 16:24 PDT
Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.1
Host is up (0.0063s latency).
Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.2
Host is up (0.019s latency).
Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.9
Host is up (0.0051s latency).
Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.11
Host is up (0.021s latency).
Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.12
Host is up (0.0211s latency).
Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.15
Host is up (0.022s latency).
Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.25
Host is up (0.024s latency).
Nmap done: 4096 IP addresses (7 hosts up) scanned in 43.67 seconds

Essentially how this works is that nmap attempts to ping the host IP range on the network to see if they exist, if they do and respond they are returned in the nmap results, and if they don’t or do not respond they will not be listed. That leads to the net obvious question which is how do you detect hosts on the network that do not respond to ping and ICMP request (as some users intentionally disable ICMP request response on Mac, Windows, or Linux computers), but to do that you’d likely have to port scan on the network rather than rely on ping.

You can also use -sP flag, which may work on older versions of nmap if -sn fails. The result should be the same regardless:

nmap -sP 192.168.1.0/24

nmap is one of the best Homebrew packages out there, so if this article interests you but you don’t yet have it, it’s a good reason to fire up Homebrew and install nmap. And of course if you don’t know how to install Homebrew yet you can learn how to do that too.

Do you know of another method of detecting and finding all hosts on a network? Share your tricks in the comments below!

How to record a FaceTime call on your iPhone or Mac


How to record a FaceTime call on your iPhone or Mac

How to record a FaceTime call on your iPhone or Mac

FaceTime calls are a great way to stay in touch with people you care about, whether on an iOS device or a Mac. However, what do you do if you want to save those special moments? Luckily, using your Mac, you can record those calls to view later.

Here’s how you can record FaceTime calls taken on both Mac and iPhone.

  • How to record a FaceTime call on your Mac
  • How to record a FaceTime call on your iPhone using your Mac
  • How to use third-party software to record a FaceTime call

How to record a FaceTime call on your Mac

If you’re looking to record a FaceTime call on your Mac, you can use QuickTime’s screen recording feature to your advantage.

  1. Open QuickTime on your Mac from your dock or your Applications folder.
  2. Click File in the Menu bar.

    Open QuickTime, click File

  3. Click New Screen Recording.
  4. Click the arrow next to the record button in the QuickTime window.

    Click New Screen Recording, click arrow

  5. Choose Internal Microphone from the list of available microphones.
  6. Open FaceTime.

    Click Internal Microphone, open FaceTime

  7. Click the record button in QuickTime.
  8. Click the screen to record your whole screen, or click and drag over the FaceTime window to only record FaceTime.

    Click Record, click screen or drag

  9. Start your FaceTime call.
  10. Click the Stop Recording button in the Menu bar.

    Start FaceTime call, click Stop Recording

  11. Click File in the Menu bar.
  12. Click Save.

    Click File, click Save

  13. Give your recording a name.
  14. Choose where you want to save your recording.

    Name recording, choose save destination

  15. Click Save.

    Click Save

How to record a FaceTime call on your iPhone using your Mac

First things first: don’t. Since you can’t record your screen natively on your iPhone anyway, you need a Mac for this, and you can already record FaceTime calls on your Mac (I mean, you are reading this whole guide, right?).

However, if you insist on recording a FaceTime call on your iPhone using your Mac, here’s how.

  1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac with a Lightning cable or 30-pin connector.
  2. Open QuickTime on your Mac from your dock or Applications folder.
  3. Click File in the Menu bar.

    Open QuickTime, click File

  4. Click New Movie Recording.
  5. Click the arrow next to the record button in the QuickTime window.

    Click New Movie Recording, click arrow

  6. Choose your iPhone from the list of available cameras.
  7. Unlock your iPhone. Its display should now appear in QuickTime on your Mac.

    Choose iPhone from menu, unlock your iPhone

  8. In QuickTime for Mac, make sure the volume bar is turned up. Otherwise, you won’t be able to hear your call, and what would even be the point?
  9. Open FaceTime on your iPhone.

    Turn up volume in QuickTime, open FaceTime

  10. Click the Record button in QuickTime on your Mac.
  11. Place your FaceTime call on your iPhone.

    Click Record, place FaceTime call

  12. Click the Stop button in QuickTime to stop recording when you’ve finished your call.
  13. Click File in the Menu bar.

    Click Stop, click File

  14. Click Save.
  15. Give your recording a name.

    Click Save, pick a name for recording

  16. Choose where you want to save your recording.
  17. Click Save.

    Choose save location, click Save

How to use third-party software to record a FaceTime call

If you want your recorded FaceTime calls to look a little more polished, Ecamm’s Call Recorder for FaceTime not only lets you record your default FaceTime window, but it also offers basic audio editing after you record, repositioning of the call window, and split-screen or side-by-side modes. It’s often the better option if you’re recording your FaceTime calls for professional use or YouTube uploads.

Ecamm’s Call Recorder for FaceTime

Questions?

Let us know if you have any questions about recording FaceTime calls in the comments below.

Update July 2018: These are still the right steps for recording FaceTime calls.

How to find a missing Apple Watch with the Find My iPhone app


How to find a missing Apple Watch with the Find My iPhone app

Find me! Has your Apple Watch ventured off somewhere? If it’s still online, you can use the Find My iPhone app to track it down.

The Apple Watch has long had a “Find My iPhone” button for quickly summoning a wayward smartphone, but what happens when the watch itself goes missing? Whether you’ve accidentally buried it under a clothing pile or it’s gone off on a Pokémon Go walkabout, here’s the best way to quickly find it.

How to find a missing Apple Watch

Note: To find your Apple Watch, you’ll need iOS 10.3 or later and the Find My iPhone app, and your Apple Watch will need to be powered on.

  1. Open (or download, if you don’t yet have it) Find My iPhone.
  2. Sign in with your iCloud account.
  3. Tap on the entry for your Apple Watch.
  4. Select Actions. If your Apple Watch is powered on, you can track it on a map as well as mark it lost, erase it, or play a sound.

  5. If you’ve determined that your Apple Watch is within your general vicinity, press Play Sound. Your Apple Watch will begin making a repeated ringing sound. (Your iCloud account will also receive an email notification that the sound was played.)
  6. When you find your Apple Watch, you can dismiss it from the watch face by tapping Dismiss.

Can’t find your iPhone instead? Here’s how to find it with your Apple Watch!

Still can’t find your Apple Watch?

If your missing Apple Watch is out of charge or Wi-Fi range, you may be out of luck in locating it via the Find My iPhone app. That said, you can still go about looking the old-fashioned way — back-tracking where you had it previously — and put it into Lost Mode; if someone finds it and powers it on, you’ll immediately receive an emailed alert.

Serenity Caldwell

Serenity is the Managing Editor at iMore. She’s been talking, writing about, and tinkering with Apple products since she was old enough to double-click. In her spare time, she sketches, sings, and in her secret superhero life, plays roller derby. Follow her on Twitter @settern.

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Her er beviset: Åbne kontorlandskaber fungerer elendigt og stik imod hensigten – vi undgår hinanden, holder mund og bruger chatten i stedet


Her er beviset: Åbne kontorlandskaber fungerer elendigt og stik imod hensigten – vi undgår hinanden, holder mund og bruger chatten i stedet

Hader du åbne kontorlandskaber af et godt hjerte? Så er der godt nyt til dit arsenal af gode argumenter. To forskere har undersøgt sagen til bunds, og resultaterne viser, at åbne kontorlandskaber virker dårligt og stik imod hensigten.

Åbne kontorlandskaber giver slet ikke de fordele i form af mere interaktion mellem de ansatte, som man forestiller sig. Tværtimod. Man undgår i stedet hinanden og taler betydelig mindre med kollegerne.

Til gengæld vokser mængden af mails og chatbeskeder.

Det viser helt ny forskning finansieret af Harvard Business School, skriver Computerworlds svenske søstermedie ComputerSweden.

De to forskere Ethan Bernstein och Stephen Turban fulgte nøje to store virksomheder, som droppede enkeltmandskontorerne til fordel for to typer åbne kontorlandskaber. Dels et kæmpemæssigt åbent rum, dels en type med flere store åbne arealer. I begge tilfælde uden nogen former for afskærmning eller anden afgrænsning mellem arbejdspladserne.

Forskerne udstyrede nogle ansatte med udstyr på kroppen, så man kunne registrere, hvem de kiggede på, og om de talte eller lyttede. Samtidig undersøgte forskerne omfanget af mail- og chatkonversation.

Undersøgelserne blev gennemført, både da virksomhederne brugte enkeltmandskontorer, og siden da medarbejderne var placeret i åbne kontorlandskaber.

Resultaterne var helt entydige. Kommunikationen ansigt til ansigt faldt med drastiske 70 procent i begge virksomheder. Til gengæld voksede den elektroniske kommunikation tilsvarende.

Men hvorfor er det sådan? En teori går på, at mennesker i mangel af adskilte rum finder andre måder at være i fred på. En anden går på, at mennesker bliver overstimuleret af at have en masse mennesker omkring sig.                   

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How to type the Apple logo symbol on iPhone, Mac, Apple TV, Windows & more


How to type out the Apple logo symbol

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Your devices support entering the familiar Apple logo symbol with keyboard shortcuts.

Check out what this character looks like typed out: 

Some people will find entering the Apple logo symbol an indispensable feature for renaming products like in Apple’s marketing materials, such as Pay or Music,. Others may be content with saving a few characters on social media apps like Twitter and Instagram.

As you’ve likely noticed by now, your Mac’s keyboard lacks a dedicated Apple symbol key even though this special character is actually available to type on your devices.

The Apple logo symbol codes

The Apple logo character renders properly across any iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple TV or Apple Watch. It can be typed on iOS, macOS and tvOS devices. On watchOS, the Dictation and Scribble features provide no way to enter the Apple logo whatsoever.

On foreign platforms and web browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge, the symbol may show as a simple square, a strange character or something entirely different.

This isn’t Apple’s fault.

Both the Windows and Apple logos are in the private use area of the extended character set because the standard Unicode character set doesn’t contain any corporate logos. Due to their different implementations, these symbols don’t show as visible on other platforms.

The Apple symbol is included in the ASCII extended character set with these values:

  • Decimal: 240
  • Hexadecimal: F0
  • Unicode: U+F8FF

TIP: The website Alt-Codes.net lets you find numeric values of special characters.

Follow our step-by-step tutorial to learn how how to properly type the Apple symbol with your iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV or non-Apple platforms such as Microsoft Windows.

How to type the Apple logo symbol

Here’s how to enter the Apple logo with your devices.

Mac

To type the Apple symbol on your Mac, use the following keystroke combo:

Option (⌥)-Shift (⇧)-K

The shortcut works with the standard US English keyboard layout.

To visualize the Apple symbol’s placement on your Mac keyboard, choose the option Show Keyboard Viewer from the Input Source popover in macOS’s menu bar.

Alternatively, venture into System Preferences → Keyboard → Input Sources.

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This is the keyboard shortcut that produces the Apple logo symbol

This lets you visualize key assignments for special symbols. To reveal additional hidden characters, press a modifier key like Control (⌃) or Command (⌘).

International users who rely on world keyboards that feature keyboard layouts that are different from the standard US QWERTY keyboard can add the US English layout via the Keyboard preference pane, then switch to it before entering the Apple logo symbol.

As a more elegant solution, create a custom text replacement as outlined further below.

iPhone and iPad

The Option (⌥)-Shift (⇧)-K Mac keyboard shortcut has no alternative on iOS.

There’s no Keyboard Viewer on iPhone, but iOS include a dedicated feature to make entering phrases and special symbols easier, called Text Replacements. Also found on macOS, this auto-replaces a word or a phrase with custom text, like replacing (c) with the copyright symbol.

You can leverage this feature to type the Apple logo on iOS, here’s how:

1) Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.

2) Tap General.

3) Tap Keyboard.

4) Tap Text Replacement.

5) Hit “+“ in the top-right corner to create a new text replacement.

6) Copy  from this post with your iOS device, then tap and hold next to Phrase and select Paste from the bubble menu to insert the Apple logo symbol.

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7) Tap next to Shortcut and create a custom text snippet to be replaced with the Apple logo. I use the shortcut “appl,” but you may choose a different shortcut that better suits your needs. To avoid triggering it by accident, come up with some unique letter combo that’s not part of any common word or phrase.

8) Tap Save in the top-right corner to finish making changes.

The newly created shortcut will automatically expand into the Apple logo symbol as you type.

TUTORIAL: How to create and use Text Replacements on iPhone and iPad

That’s right, now you can enter the Apple logo with your iOS device or Mac in your emails, texts, documents, notes and more—just hit the Space bar after typing the “aapl” shortcut to have it replaced with the Apple logo character.

This is a great feature!

The key benefit of this method is synchronization: your text replacements are kept in perfect sync across iOS and macOS via iCloud, letting you enter the Apple logo across iPhones, iPads and Macs using the same text shortcut.

If you pair a wireless Bluetooth keyboard with your iPhone and iPad, you can also enter the Apple logo symbol by pressing the same Option (⌥)-Shift (⇧)-K keystroke like on Mac.

Apple Watch

As mentioned, there’s currently no way to type the Apple logo with your Apple Watch.

Dictation and Scribble, the two primary input methods in watchOS, unfortunately do not offer any way of entering the Apple symbol using one’s voice similar to punctuation and formatting.

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The logo does show as visible on Apple Watch in apps like Messages and Reminders because it’s supported by the default fonts included in the watchOS operating system.

Apple TV

To type out the Apple logo on your Apple TV, do the following:

If you have an external keyboard:

1) Go to Settings → Remotes and Devices → Bluetooth on your fourth-generation Apple TV or Apple TV 4K. For earlier models, venture into Settings → General → Bluetooth.

2) When the device finds nearby Bluetooth accessories, select your keyboard from the list.

3) If asked, enter the four-digit code and press Enter.

4) Navigate to the section of an app that accepts text, like YouTube’s search feature. Alternatively, try renaming your Apple TV by going to Settings → General → About → Name.

5) Press Option (⌥)-Shift (⇧)-K on your Bluetooth keyboard to enter the Apple symbol.

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Pair a wireless keyboard with your Apple TV to type out the Apple symbol faster

And just like that, the symbol is written out on your TV!

If you don’t have an external keyboard:

1) On your iPhone or iPad with iOS 11 or later, open Settings → Control Center → Customize Controls and tap “+” next to Apple TV Remote.

2) Be sure to set up a shortcut on your iOS device that will replace “appl” with “” by following the step-by-step instructions provided in the iPhone and iPad section of this tutorial.

3) With the Apple TV Remote widget added to your iOS Control Center, highlight any text input field on your Apple TV using your Siri Remote.

4) On your iPhone or iPad, open Control Center and tap the Apple TV Remote widget you just added, then choose your Apple TV from the list and enter the four-digit passcode that appears on the Apple TV screen, if necessary. Alternatively, press a notification that pops up on the Lock screen of your iPhone upon selecting a text field on your Apple TV.

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The Apple TV Remote widget in Control Center works only with the fourth-generation Apple TV 4K and Apple TV 4K, and also requires an iPhone or iPad with iOS 11 device or later.

TUTORIAL: Stopping the Apple TV remote keyboard from showing up on iPhone or iPad

If you own an older Apple TV model or have yet to upgrade your device to iOS 11 or newer, download the free Apple TV Remote app or the iTunes Remote app from App Store and set it up to remotely control your set-top box, type out the Apple logo and access additional features, like Now Playing and Game mode.

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Finally—rename your Apple TV as TV

Entering the Apple symbol on your Apple TV using the Dictation feature is unsupported.

Windows

As we mentioned, the Apple symbol is included in the extended character set.

It’s defined in one of a private-use character points that are intended for certain apps and devices that need to display one or more glyphs unspecified by the Unicode standard.

This, coupled with the fact that Unicode does not contain any corporate logos as part of the standard character set, is why the Apple symbol in your Pages file or other document in most cases won’t show as visible on Windows, Linux and other non-Apple platforms.

On Windows there are many ways to enter special characters, but we’ll focus on the perhaps the most popular method: alt codes. It works by pressing and holding down the Alt key on the keyboard while typing the character’s 4-code decimal value.

You can find the full Unicode character code list at unicode-table.com.

1) Open a document where you’d like to insert the Apple logo symbol.

2) Be sure that the Num Lock key is on, the press and hold the left Alt key.

3) Press “0” on the numeric keypad.

4) Press “2” on the numeric keypad.

5) Press “4” on the numeric keypad.

6) Press “0” on the numeric keypad.

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NOTE: you must put in the leading zero even though the character’s decimal code is “240.”

Don’t worry if your laptop came without a numeric keypad: you can still enter any special character by typing its Unicode value, just continue reading…

1) Open a document where you’d like to see the Apple logo symbol.

2) Press F 8 F F  on the keyboard (the Unicode value of the Apple logo symbol).

3) Press Alt-X.

The Apple symbol will be inserted at the current cursor position.

I recommend using dedicated options for entering special characters that are found in some Microsoft apps, like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. To see a graphical representation of the special symbols, open the Windows app Character Map (charmap.exe).

The alt code trick won’t work if the selected font lacks the Apple logo.

If so, be sure to select the Baskerville Old Face font in the Character Map app. Now select the Apple logo symbol and click the Select button, then choose the Copy command to send it to the system clipboard, ready to be pasted into other apps via the standard Ctrl-V shortcut.

HTML

The Apple logo or any other special character or symbol can be typed out in your blog posts or webpages by using the HTML entities hexadecimal notation followed by a character’s Unicode hexadecimal value. In our example, the Apple logo symbol has the Unicode value F8FF.

To use the Apple logo in your webpage, type the following in HTML code:

&#xF8FF

You should see the  character when the page is rendered in a browser.

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How to use split screen


Mac: How to use split screen

macOS offers a handy feature to view two apps side by side, equally splitting the screen. Follow along for how to use Split View on Mac.

Whether you’re trying to get some work done more efficiently or want to multitask more easily while surfing the web, macOS’ built in Split View is a useful feature.

Mac: How to use split screen

  1. Click and hold on the full-screen button   in the top left corner of an app
  2. When you see half of your screen turn blue drag your window to the left or right side and let go of the app
  3. Pick your second window that you’d like to fill out the other half of your screen, click on it
  4. To exit Split View mode, press the esc key (or button on Touch Bar) or move your mouse to the top of your screen and click the full-screen button 
  5. You’ll notice then second app that was used in Split View will still be in full-screen mode, also follow the same steps to return that window to its previous size

If you want to use Split View with one app that’s already full-screen and one that’s not, invoke Mission Control and drag a second app on top of the full-screen app thumbnail at the top.

Check out the images below for a walkthrough:

Check out Apple’s support page for more details on the Split View feature.

For more help getting the most out of your Apple devices, check out our how to guide as well as the following articles:


Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:



How to customize your Apple Watch Wake Screen settings


How to customize your Apple Watch Wake Screen settings

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Your Apple Watch screen goes to sleep when you aren’t actively using it. But, there are some convenient features for waking it up that come in handy.

Tapping to wake it, raising your wrist, and automatically seeing the last app you opened, are just a few of the things you can do. Here’s how to customize your Apple Watch Wake Screen settings.

Access the Apple Watch Wake Screen features

In order to customize the Wake Screen settings, just follow these steps.

1) Open the Watch app on your iPhone or open Settings on your Apple Watch.

2) Scroll down and tap General.

3) Scroll down and tap Wake Screen.

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Customize the Wake Screen settings

Once you arrive in the Wake Screen area, you’ll notice that it’s divided into a few sections. You’ll see these sections whether you’re using the Watch app on your iPhone or the Settings on your Apple Watch.

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Wake Screen on wrist raise

This is the easiest way to wake your Apple Watch. It will automatically perk up and be ready to go when you raise your wrist. Make sure that you have the orientation set up for which wrist you use.

Just go to General > Watch Orientation to make your choice. Then, enable the Wake Screen on Wrist Raise option by moving the slider to green.

Auto-launch audio apps

This convenient feature is ideal for those who listen to music or podcasts on-the-go. Instead of reaching for your phone to control the playback, the app will automatically display on your Watch for you to control it there.

Just move the Audio-launch Audio Apps slider to green and you’re good to go. And, we have a full tutorial on this feature for more details.

On screen wake show last app

This area lets you choose whether you want to see the last app you had open before your Watch went back to sleep.

Let’s say you are viewing your calendar and get distracted for a bit. You can set the screen to show the app you were looking at when you raise your wrist or tap to wake it.

Just make your selection, whether you want it session-based, time-based, or always and a checkmark will appear next to your choice.

On tap

If you prefer to tap your Apple Watch to wake it, then you can decide how long the display should stay on once you do. There are just two options which are wake for 15 or 70 seconds. Tap your choice and a checkmark will appear next to it.

Wake your Watch when you want

While there may not be tons of features for waking your Watch, keeping the screen on, and quickly seeing the last app you opened, there really doesn’t need to be. These Apple Watch Wake Screen features should have you covered.

Is there something about your Apple Watch that you’re struggling to figure out? Let us know! And, check out some of our other articles that might be helpful for making the most out of your Watch.

How to create iPhone Calendar default alert times for events


How to create iPhone Calendar default alert times for events

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When you create events in the iOS Calendar app, you can easily set an alert to remind you of that event. But, you’ll also notice that a time for the alert pops into your event alert automatically. This is the default time in your Calendar app and you can change it to suit your preference.

Once you set the default alert time you want, you won’t have to change it when creating the event unless you really need to and here’s how.

Create the Calendar default alert times

You can easily change the default alert times for birthdays, events, and all-day events in your Calendar app.

1) Open the Settings app.

2) Scroll down to and tap Calendar.

3) Tap Default Alert Times.

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4) Choose from Birthdays, Events, or All-Day Events. You can change each one individually.

5) Pick the alert time you want to use. Then, when you return to the Default Alert Times screen, you will see your choice next to the type of event.

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You’ll notice that the alert times available for birthdays and all-day events are exactly the same. This is because birthdays are considered all-day events. You have more options for regular events like 15 minutes, one day, or one week before.

Change the alert times for events

Now, when you create a Calendar event, you will see the default alert set for you. And, if you want to change the alert time for that particular event, just tap Alert and select your new time. You can also create another alert by tapping Second Alert and choosing a time.

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Default iPhone Calendar alerts are handy

If you always want an alert one hour before an appointment, one week before a birthday, and one day before an all-day event, these default Calendar alerts are convenient.

If you’re looking for additional tricks for the Calendar app, let us know! In the meantime, take a look at these tips for viewing birthdays in the Calendar or changing the Calendar time format on your Mac.